A Look Inside 17 Jane Street—A New West Village Building That's (Allegedly) Already Drawing Celebs

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The residential project is historic yet modern.

It seems like there's a never-ending stream of new residential buildings going up in New York City. And that latest is reportedly catching the attention of some Hollywood heavyweights thanks to its coveted address, famous developer, and sleek interiors.

Rare ground-up building 17 Jane Street in the West Village was designed by famed English architect Sir David Chipperfield and developed by Edward J. Minskoff, known for his modern art collection. The result (after years of Landmarks Preservation Commission approvals) is seven homes—including two townhouses with private backyards, one of which Jennifer Lawrence reportedly purchased.


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As far as style, the sculptural concrete facade features Roman-style brick, while the building's interiors boast high ceilings and oversized windows that allow natural light to pour in. To show off the luxe livability of the space, ASH NYC outfitted the first completed apartment that's being used as a showroom for potential buyers. 


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The kitchens were designed by a British company of master craftsmen called Smallbone of Devizes, who created bespoke cabinetry. Marble slabs and hand-cut stone or white oak flooring line the spacious bathrooms, and the main expansive living spaces take up the south facade to highlight the stunning southern exposure. 


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All the floor plans offer lots of privacy thanks to the rare direct-off-the-street car elevator that leads to private underground parking. That means residents can drive directly into the elevator, park in the garage below, and head straight up to their apartment without ever interacting with the NYC public. 

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And while there are just a few residents, the lobby will feature a private 10-foot bronze Jeff Koons sculpture, Corks (Couple). That was a requested addition courtesy of Minskoff, who is a prominent art collector. In fact, the developer loved the building so much that he is reportedly moving into the top two floors, which house a 2,000-square-foot private terrace, one of the West Village's largest private outdoor spaces.


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"People are coming to us because 17 Jane has superior design, finishes and true panache which is seriously lacking in the market right now,” Jim St. André of Compass—handling the building’s sales—told Departures in a statement. “They are also heavily prioritizing certain features of a property, like fewer neighbors, spacious layouts and the ability to come and go in privacy. 17 Jane meets all those needs, in a timeless and perfect West Village location, which makes it even more of a rarity.”